Original
21 Ratings
Pauillac de Pichon Lalande

Wine Details

Region

BordeauxFrance

Wine Description

(2005 Vintage) An exceptional vintage characterised by a balance between power and finesse. A sappy and silky texture, subtil and fresh red fruits aromas give to this wine a great ageing potential.

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    takes time to open. has depth of taste when it does open (we were 1/2 way thru btl when it fully opened. strong smooth taste in a refined way - not a CA cab buster, and not as strong as a good Kistler merlot. But it was noticeably good.

    almost 7 years
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  • International Wine Cellar
    (2003 Vintage) Good deep red. Flamboyantly expressive aromas of raspberry, currant, earth, smoked meat, chocolate and pepper. Fat, full and voluptuous yet somehow light on its feet. This has a texture of liquid velvet. Wonderfully opulent wine with considerable inner-palate flavor complexity: raspberry, game, leather, mocha and chocolate. Finishes with very fine-grained tannins that coat the entire palate. A wonderful success for the year, and a wine that can be enjoyed already, even if its sheer material promi...
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    (2005 Vintage)
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    (1985 Vintage)
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    (2001 Vintage)
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    (1998 Vintage)